Last week, I wrote about an utterly reprehensible welfare mom in the United Kingdom who had the gall to blame the government when one of her 11 kids was arrested for rioting.
Surely, I thought, she was the perfect symbol of the moral depravity caused by welfare state dependency.
But I may have been wrong. We now have a very strong entry, Alicia Bouchard, from the United States. Here’s an excerpt from a news report.
A woman encouraged her husband to have sex with a 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim extra cash benefits. Alicia Bouchard even sat and watched while her 26-year-old husband had sex with the underage girl at their Florida home. According to an arrest warrant, the 41-year-old wanted the girl to fall pregnant so that she and her husband would have extra income from state benefits. …Her husband told authorities after his arrest on under age sex charges that it was his wife’s goal that a pregnancy would lead to more income for the household.
Even though I normally like the United States to prevail in international contests, there are times when it’s not good to come in first place. And this is one of those instances.
Nonetheless, I think the American welfare bum is far more despicable than the British welfare bum. With 11 kids, I suspect the British woman is a bigger burden on society. But, if there’s a 1-10 scale of depravity, the involvement of a 12-year old girl gets a score of 11.
What I want to know, though, is why she’s not in jail with her husband?